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Handmade Weddings: Vineyard Dreams

Jul 8, 2010

by LJSanborn

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Sixteen years ago, in a sweaty, awkward, hormone-filled middle school gym class, I met my husband. Fast forward six years later and we had become friends, went to our high school prom together, then almost immediately went our separate ways to college. Great timing, we know. After countless miles on the New Jersey Turnpike and ten years of dating my best buddy (what’s the rush?), we got married on May 15, 2010.

Ranole and I had a long engagement and plenty of time to think about what type of wedding we wanted. After numerous appointments at the standard indoor wedding venues, we nearly settled on one just so we wouldn’t have to endure any more sales pitches and to spare our eyes from more dated wallpaper hallways. This was clearly not our most ambitious moment. Thankfully, we took a drive out to Alba Vineyard in Milford, NJ (that’s right, New Jersey has vineyards) and immediately we could picture our wedding day. The vineyard was free from the constraints of an indoor event and we knew it would be beautiful…as long as the weather cooperated!

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My discovery of Etsy happily coincided with our engagement and the purchase of our home, so I had plenty to shop for. I was introduced to Etsy through a friend of a friend and Etsy seller Amanda Gilbert of UntamedPetals. My first Etsy purchase was from Amanda’s shop — it was a set of bright yellow chiffon and delicate cream silk flowers on bobby pins, which I gave to my best friend and sister-in-law when I asked them to be in my wedding party. This was the jumping-off point to our black, cream and bright yellow color palette. I knew that I wanted another bridesmaid’s accessory that reflected their individual style while fitting with the wedding theme. I didn’t have to look far to find a multitude of purse options that came in a variety of prints. I chose two different styles — one classic, by Upstyle, and the other a modern print by red ruby rose. I also made a bracelet and necklace for my two bridesmaids.

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Our reception would be under a tent on the beautiful sprawling lawn, with a backdrop of grape-filled vines, vibrant trees in the distance, and hopefully a clear blue sky. I wanted to find something to fill the interior of the tent so I looked for paper lantern decorations and found Party Poms, a cross between paper lanterns and flowers.

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The next item on the list was something other than a pillow for our ring bearer — my nephew Andrew — to carry down the aisle. The requirements: something unique, functional, and personalized — and Etsy did not disappoint. I stumbled upon Paloma’s Nest and purchased a custom ring bowl engraved with our names and wedding date; it still holds my rings every night on my dresser.

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My accessories for the big day were no exception to my Etsy-sourced finds. My dress was a simple design —  no lace, no tulle, no sequins — just layers of netting, a dupioni silk sash and a pointed sweetheart neckline. It needed something extraordinary to bring it up a notch. I went back to Amanda, my friend from Untamed Petals, and found a flower which was originally designed as a hair accessory, but requested to make it into a brooch. It was a great eclectic mix of silk chiffon, organza, lace, feathers and pearls — it was perfect. For my hair I went with a gold leaf headband by Live In Style, chosen for its distinct look and subtle appeal. Since the reception would cross over into the evening hours the handmade shrug from Sweet Knitting was another great find.

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Since all of our guests would be using Alba Vineyard engraved glasses we wanted something unique for ourselves. At the last minute I found beautiful engraved champagne flutes by Day Dreem Designs, which became our bride and groom toasting glasses. For even more Etsy-sourced items, I purchased lemon topaz earrings from a recently married couple, a.k.a. WoodstockNYC; exchanged emails with Sharyn of Sissy’s Art about the bouquet charms that would hold photos of my late grandparents; and chatted on the phone with Stephanie from StephicMc Designs about monogrammed silver discs that we used as wine glass charms. One of the unique side effects of shopping on Etsy is how you meet people along the way. You buy, sell, provide feedback, and convo with complete strangers — and somewhere in between — exchange stories and life experiences.

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In the end, the gamble on the weather paid off at our wedding — it was a gorgeous sunny day. However, preparing for our big day with Etsy was a sure bet all along!

Lisa’s beautiful wedding photos were taken by Erica Lyn and Dave Blake.

About the author: Lisa lives in New Jersey with her husband and their wild animal — a beagle/dachshund mix named Indy. She’s been hooked on Etsy for a solid two years with no sign of letting up. Lisa loves to create unique jewelry and work on custom orders through her shop, LJSanborn. She was married in May and purchased almost all her wedding accessories and reception decor right here on Etsy.

 

Have you planned a wedding recently? Tell us about your handmade touches in the comments below.

Handmade Weddings | Weddings Category | Real Weddings on the Etsy Blog

Gold Bead and Sequin Headband - Vera
Gold Bead and Sequin Headband - Vera
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CREAM BRIDAL SHRUG KNITTED BY ORGANIC PURE SOFT YARN
CREAM BRIDAL SHRUG KNITTED BY ORGANIC PURE SOFT YARN
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SILK CLASSIC CLUTCH - For any Special Occasion - PURE SILK INSIDE AND OUT
SILK CLASSIC CLUTCH - For any Special Occasion - PURE SILK INSIDE AND OUT
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Tree Of Love Spiraled Stem . 2 Champagne Flutes . Hand Engraved
Tree Of Love Spiraled Stem . 2 Champagne Flutes . Hand Engraved
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Two Branches One Tree Ring Bearer Bowl with gold leaf edge- wedding ring holder, ringbearer by Paloma's Nest
Two Branches One Tree Ring Bearer Bowl with gold leaf edge- wedding ring holder, ringbearer by Paloma's Nest
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Medium Family Necklace - Sterling Silver Hand Stamped
Medium Family Necklace - Sterling Silver Hand Stamped
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coral chrysanthemum, silk clutch purse bag
coral chrysanthemum, silk clutch purse bag
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Drops of Jupiter
Drops of Jupiter
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Photo pendant frame handmade custom soldered memorial charm
Photo pendant frame handmade custom soldered memorial charm
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196 comments

  • thirtyonedesigns

    thirtyonedesigns said 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! Etsy has such fabulous wedding items :)

  • dutchpearl

    dutchpearl said 6 years ago

    This is a great article!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 6 years ago

    How fantastic. I didn't know about Etsy when I got married so I eloped ;)

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding celebration! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Fantastic !!! Thanks =)

  • adorableorganics

    adorableorganics said 6 years ago

    I've already got my favorites filled with my wedding wish list! :)

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! It looks like an absolutely beautiful celebration, wishing you many happy years together! <3 Andrea

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love Etsy wedding.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    "One of the unique side effects of shopping on Etsy is how you meet people along the way." I loved this aspect of planning a wedding — getting to know all these talented, creative people who are really skilled at what they do. A lot of the people we worked with were recommended by friends. Your wedding looks like it was a ton of fun and you put so much of yourself into it.

  • beyonddesign

    beyonddesign said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous wedding! I LOVE!

  • akane

    akane said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I'm also getting married this weekend and loved adding all the Etsy elements into it. Not only does Etsy give you so many ideas for a wedding, you can have a unique day on a limited budget.

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding things!

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur said 6 years ago

    lots of new faves, thanks

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound said 6 years ago

    gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

  • squirrellicious

    squirrellicious said 6 years ago

    gorgious finds for a gorgious day! Just waiting to be asked now :-D

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!! I love the vineyard backdrop. Just gorgeous.

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps said 6 years ago

    You look very happy and so in love (-:

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Lisa.... I'm born and raised in NJ also, and YES! we have vineyards... Beautiful review.

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 6 years ago

    Congrats-so many beautiful Etsy finds-great story-congrats to a beautiful couple!

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article(and wedding pictures)! Congratulations to you and yours!

  • katherynmd

    katherynmd said 6 years ago

    So wonderful ALL the many special items you can find on Etsy for any occasion and personalized often times. GREAT to see new love starting out, best wishes to a wonderful future together!!!!

  • ShellysVintage

    ShellysVintage said 6 years ago

    Your wedding pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

  • positiveflow

    positiveflow said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story I especially loved the fact that so much was handmade. I too was married in May outdoors and much of my wedding was handmade as well. Congratulations!!! The pictures are great!! Many years of happiness to you both!

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful things and what a lovely wedding. I've admired the work of several of these artists for awhile now.

  • NakedBeautyJewelry

    NakedBeautyJewelry said 6 years ago

    That was a really neat journey and interesting story. Until joining Etsy I had no idea there were others who take pride in quality and unique "crafts". Good luck to all. -- NakedBeautyJewelry

  • BlueRoomGems

    BlueRoomGems said 6 years ago

    I just loved this article! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful Etsy finds. Your are the picture of bliss in some stunning photographs!

  • NakedBeautyJewelry

    NakedBeautyJewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful pictures -NakedBeautyJewelry

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • SquidsPinataHut

    SquidsPinataHut said 6 years ago

    just beautiful!!!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 6 years ago

    congratulations! and your day looked perfect! you are right about sharing stories with the people you meet thru etsy, it's that special touch :)

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 6 years ago

    What a lovely article. Etsy just overflows with beautiful wedding ideas! Thank you for sharing...

  • BizimSupplies

    BizimSupplies said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding. I wish happiness.

  • petitepaperie

    petitepaperie said 6 years ago

    Great article. It is fun to see how Etsy threaded through her wedding and even added more meaning to the special day.

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    Here at Leaf+Ink we are helping our dear friends plan a vineyard wedding. Such perfect timing! Thanks so much for this beautiful article so well done with plenty of helpful hints! We LOVE ETSY!!!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 6 years ago

    My daughter is getting married in Sept. at bed and breakfast, by trees and a creek. Very romantic! I also have shopped etsy for her shower and wedding, why not? has beautiful handmade quailty items.

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 6 years ago

    OOOh congratulations! you make a lovely couple :) Some months ago a bride bought me some pendants for her bridesmaids! :) She told me that when she saw them she knew they were exactly that special something that she was looking for! I felt so excited! It's awesome to be part of such an important event, even I don't know the bride personally I feel so happy for her and her marriage and I'll always remember her :) Such things don't happen when you buy mass produced stuff. Viva handmade! :)

  • hushabydesigns

    hushabydesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article and pictures. Wishing you every happiness!

  • hushabydesigns

    hushabydesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article and pictures. Wishing you every happiness!

  • ericalynphoto

    ericalynphoto said 6 years ago

    So happy to be a part of this (photographer) Lisa & Ranole were such a wonderful couple to shoot and the Etsy accessories were so exquisite! All the best :)

  • FerntreeFlowers

    FerntreeFlowers said 6 years ago

    So sweet. It is truly wonderful to be in the wedding business. Happy happy everywhere! :) angie

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 6 years ago

    This article is going to help so many people planning their wedding. Wish I was engaged!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    beautiful touches, wonderful finds, delightful wedding!

  • perebags

    perebags said 6 years ago

    lovely story! Thanks for sharing!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 6 years ago

    So amazing, I had the same idea for my bouquet in 2005, I had my grandmother's picture in a charm, she had passed when I was 5 and I wanted her to be a part of it all. This is a beautiful story and such a happy etsy buying story as well

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    Lovely story - great pendant fron SissySart !

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    So cute...I love your story too! So beautiful, :-) You guys are an inspiration. xx Emily at ELVintage

  • naviastella

    naviastella said 6 years ago

    truly so many romantic wonderful pieces!

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin said 6 years ago

    Wow...fairy tale setting, and such lovely accents and accessories...dreamy!

  • JennCaen

    JennCaen said 6 years ago

    Beutiful Story!

  • beautifulanodyne

    beautifulanodyne said 6 years ago

    What a great article! I love how you put this together showing what elements they found on Etsy to include in their wedding. I would love to see more articles like this!

  • yeganeart

    yeganeart said 6 years ago

    Romantic, beautiful, sweet...

  • daileedose

    daileedose said 6 years ago

    such a cute story, and beautiful photos! :) (and your wedding date is also my b-day, haha!) My fiance and I have been engaged for 6 years, we were high school sweethearts, and went to prom together too. I can't wait to marry him next year!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    What a pretty wedding!! I love this! What a great post! Beautiful photography. Just one etsy item missing...the cake/cake decorations! :D

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley said 6 years ago

    Lovely story and equally lovely wedding!

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 6 years ago

    Pretty! I love the idea of bouquet charms. I've never heard of those before.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story lisa your wedding was beautiful and the day looked great as well. Enjoyed reading your article too, happy you found Etsy and now have a shop too. Wish you much happiness forever & ever plus success with your shop. :) Thanks for sharing with all of us.....

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

  • realfaery

    realfaery said 6 years ago

    You two look sooo cute! Congrat! Beautiful article as well!

  • missusD

    missusD said 6 years ago

    wonderful story! I love the bit where buying on Etsy is not just a transaction of money but also of stories and experiences.

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • ChristineC

    ChristineC said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story and wedding. Congrats!!

  • TheGreenGrassGrows

    TheGreenGrassGrows said 6 years ago

    This is great. Congrats!

  • ilashdesigns

    ilashdesigns said 6 years ago

    What a wonderfully inspirational story! Thank you!

  • fromsoul

    fromsoul said 6 years ago

    very beautiful story!!!!

  • koochiekoo

    koochiekoo said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! What a beautiful & creative wedding!

  • MontanaSnowVintage

    MontanaSnowVintage said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story? Aww!

  • GreenRoomStudios

    GreenRoomStudios said 6 years ago

    Aw! Reminds me of my wedding (a year ago on the 17th!) We also got married at a vineyard, but on Long Island and it was sooo beautiful! And I also discovered etsy during our engagement, and all the wonderful shops and shop owners were so helpful. So began my love of Etsy... :)

  • sherbetwithsprinkles

    sherbetwithsprinkles said 6 years ago

    What beautiful bags! I want them all!

  • SoulArtonEtsy

    SoulArtonEtsy said 6 years ago

    what a lovely couple and beautiful story! I wish you lots of happiness!

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!! Love all the items the couple have found on etsy..I love being involved in weddings with all the special details..I make bridesmaid wristlet,they make great gifts for the girls..

  • polkadotHOME

    polkadotHOME said 6 years ago

    congratulations! what a sweet story! i'm live across the river from milford, nj - too funny.

  • BeadFloraJewels

    BeadFloraJewels said 6 years ago

    Beautiful couple! :) Have a wonderful life ahead. Great photos of your wedding. Cheers, Fen

  • ecdesigns

    ecdesigns said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your story - wishing you all the best!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    How beautiful! And what amazing items you found on Etsy. It must have been so much fun going to all those shops; each one having a unique surprise. Congrats!

  • ButtonsAndCards

    ButtonsAndCards said 6 years ago

    I have to say Etsy saved my wedding! It was both a place I bought from and somewhere I sought inspiration. Hair piece, rings, second pair of shoes, cake toppers and cardigan made by Etsy-ers; Pinwheels, flowers and favours inspired by...thanks Etsy! =) http://mentaldexterity.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/gettin-hitched-the-photographs/

  • TheInspiredNest

    TheInspiredNest said 6 years ago

    Salutations!! The details are perfect, and the photographs amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • plumprettysugar

    plumprettysugar said 6 years ago

    Love!!

  • LKXO

    LKXO said 6 years ago

    Amazing wedding and beautiful etsy items!! You really thought of everything!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    Well congratulations! Great pics!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    ...thanks for the sweet love story! what a gorgeous wedding! XOX

  • lepetitebonbon

    lepetitebonbon said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. You did a great job and congratulations. I just love etsy. There are a lot of beautiful stuffs here. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • JanCramer

    JanCramer said 6 years ago

    Lisa, you make a beautiful bride! Love all your etsy finds.

  • weddingheaven

    weddingheaven said 6 years ago

    congratulations! wishing you joy and happiness~

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique said 6 years ago

    such lovely pictures!! I feel elated seeing them

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    handmade etsy all the way for a lovely business woman, bride, friend and artist---perfect!!! congratulations!!

  • hepburnco

    hepburnco said 6 years ago

    Those sweaty gym class kids never imagined they'd be married someday.. So strange, but so romantic! And lovely photographs, too:) Congrats, Lisa!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 6 years ago

    beautiful! congrats

  • MCSDesigns

    MCSDesigns said 6 years ago

    congratulations and a long and happy life!

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and congratulations! I love the ring bowl.

  • Floralina

    Floralina said 6 years ago

    And they lived happily ever after.

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy said 6 years ago

    lovely article, thanks!

  • welldressedcupcakes

    welldressedcupcakes said 6 years ago

    what a great story. The pictures are all beautiful! Congratulations.

  • HourGlassStudio

    HourGlassStudio said 6 years ago

    Fantastic article !

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding and great finds

  • darronoglesby

    darronoglesby said 6 years ago

    I had a set of Zakk Wylde bracers made this guy who guy who calls himself the LeatherArchitect. I paid him cash before the job was ever completed and when I got the bracers the studs were falling out of them and I was completely disappointed. I told him about the problem and he said he would have it it back the next day after a quick fix, well that was about a month ago 12 constant complaints by email and the moron has even been calling my house threatening me with bodily harm. I Have called the police about what to do and they said That Mr. Joseph Andrews is either drug or in desperate need of psychiatriach help.

  • wintersummer

    wintersummer said 6 years ago

    Butiful wedding! Congratulations!

  • debsylee

    debsylee said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful photographs of what looks to have been an amazing day .. heartfelt congratulations to you both!

  • damenandroscoe

    damenandroscoe said 6 years ago

    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous. I love all your etsy accessories, especially the customized ring bowl.

  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia said 6 years ago

    Youre so lucky! I wish I could have anything this beautiful!

  • ShortSweetMoniq

    ShortSweetMoniq said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful couple. :)

  • all4ever

    all4ever said 6 years ago

    Beautiful really...

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 6 years ago

    Very lovely!

  • PamperandPreen

    PamperandPreen said 6 years ago

    Ah, congratulations guys

  • roued

    roued said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. There is something very special about handmade weddings. I blogged about our on the Ethical Weddings blog (http://www.ethicalweddings.com/real-ethical-weddings/article/a-danish-green-wedding/). One of the things I made myself was the retro crocheted bridal gloves that I wore (http://www.roued.com/2009/03/20/retro-crocheted-bridal-gloves/).

  • OliviaKateCouture

    OliviaKateCouture said 6 years ago

    Congrats! You're both so cute!! Love the lemon earrings <3

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your big day! Great to see that Etsy sellers were able to contribute to it : )

  • Iwaboutique

    Iwaboutique said 6 years ago

    Everything is just marvellous! Congratulations!

  • avintagebride

    avintagebride said 6 years ago

    really lovely...

  • wandaandkrystyna

    wandaandkrystyna said 6 years ago

    what a gorgeous tale from a gorgeous bride..thank you for the lovely finds also :)

  • adriannesjewellery

    adriannesjewellery said 6 years ago

    Congrats Such a lovely wedding!!!! I got married in 2008. I had a traditional Old England wedding and I made EVERYTHING with the help of my WONDERFUL friends and family, from the stationary to the decorations, to the table settings. Even my jewellery. My mother in Law made the most fabulous had crafted cake... my dad made the table it sat on! The wedding was held in my parents garden and the flowers were collected from local hedgerows and gardens and displayed in hand-beaded jam jars! Best day of my life! Check out the pictures! http://adriannesnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/12/today-i-am-loving-my-vintage-wedding.html

  • ALittleXtraSomething

    ALittleXtraSomething said 6 years ago

    Beautiful & Congratulations!

  • blinky

    blinky said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story, and there was some gorgeous finds!

  • MrKitsch71

    MrKitsch71 said 6 years ago

    Awe. Congrats to you both! It looked like an amazing day. All the best to you both for the future.

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    sweet

  • LittleBatch

    LittleBatch said 6 years ago

    So awesome to see a NJ wedding here on Etsy! Reminded me of my own wedding day here in the Garden State. This is a beautiful feature on an equally beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    You make a Beautiful Bride! What a great place to have your wedding and I love all the unique items you found for you wedding,espescially the ring dish! Thanks for Sharing!

  • DanaLaymon

    DanaLaymon said 6 years ago

    i wish i knew about Etsy when I got married! I would have done the same thing! You made some great choices!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and meaningful way to start your married life together, congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

  • NAKPUNAR

    NAKPUNAR said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story! Congrulations...

  • davidsphotography

    davidsphotography said 6 years ago

    Great photography - engaging love story!

  • davidsphotography

    davidsphotography said 6 years ago

    Great photography, engaging love story!

  • charlottesclay

    charlottesclay said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Some wineries have the perfect setting for special occassions. Check out the Okanagan Valley or better still, Osoyoos. I get a lot of visitors looking for a one of a kind gift for this special occassions and i am a phone call away.

  • ebeepaperie

    ebeepaperie said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the story. :)

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 6 years ago

    Oh, how beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck!

  • mohenz

    mohenz said 6 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful Story!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 6 years ago

    nice wedding. I will marry at the end of this year!

  • dvinedesigns

    dvinedesigns said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful story and beautiful items!! I love NJ! Raised here!! There are some Beautiful areas! Im living in "Gods country" Hunterdon County and just love it!!

  • AtomicKiwi

    AtomicKiwi said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Congrats!

  • karinelalonde

    karinelalonde said 6 years ago

    This article was fantastic. I'm getting married on October 8th of this year and like Lisa I've purchased all my accessories, bridesmaids gifts and most of my decor through etsy. I'm addicted. Do to my budget contrainst I wasn't able to buy everything I wanted, but got a bunch of great ideas that I could execute myself. I too am a crafter and etsy shop owner (www.gnipmac.etsy.com). These stories make me happy that people still by handmade and love it. Good job Lisa, your wedding looked beautiful.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Great article! And congratulations!

  • indiepixie

    indiepixie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items and very beautiful bride!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    What a great story! So neat that you were able to utilize all the creativity here on Etsy for your wedding. Congrats!

  • iadornu

    iadornu said 6 years ago

    I want to get married again, renewal party!

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 6 years ago

    tho etsy played a big part with it's convenient one-stop-shop arena...cudos to this young couple who obviously had a great eye for style and elegant simple design. proves that you don't need to go into bankruptcy or setup an appointment with a therapist before your wedding. congratulations!

  • 6catspinNsew

    6catspinNsew said 6 years ago

    Love your story, what a great journey to get to your wedding day. A vineyard wedding sounds fantastic.

  • thewren

    thewren said 6 years ago

    An amazing story and it is as though I were meant to read it. My surname is Milford and I'm also getting married in Vineyards (but in Franschoek, South Africa).

  • ArtistsInMind

    ArtistsInMind said 6 years ago

    Bless you both. I wish you a life full of wonderful miracles. Glynis

  • SissysArt

    SissysArt said 6 years ago

    Omg! Your wedding turned out beautiful. When my son marries his girlfriend someday, I'm planning on encouraging her to use Etsy for her things.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    belle belle ~ happy journey's

  • aniandrose

    aniandrose said 6 years ago

    Great article, what a beautiful young couple!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and stunning!!! Congrats!!!!

  • infraredstudio

    infraredstudio said 6 years ago

    Love the hormone filled description of gym class. I also love every other detail about your wedding.

  • WeAreSomethingElse

    WeAreSomethingElse said 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful wedding and lovely finds! You looked stunning! We hope you have many happy years together, congratulations.

  • ksmith31081

    ksmith31081 said 6 years ago

    i got married on 6/20/10 and used etsy for most of my purchases too!!!!!!!!

  • Simag

    Simag said 6 years ago

    Congratulations To You Guys! Fantastic article and thank you for supporting handmade!

  • hhurey

    hhurey said 6 years ago

    I wish etsy had been around when I got married 11 years ago...I have loved everything I have purchases

  • indigoirony

    indigoirony said 6 years ago

    I am getting married next April and am utilizing Etsy for just about everything I can imagine, from bridesmaid jewelery (by mischieviouskitty, my future SIL!) to a special "ring bearer" harness for my greyhound (bigdoggybling) as well as my invitations! (marinaatmakina) It's really been able to give my wedding that truely personalized feel I was looking for.

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your beautiful wedding! Etsy is the best place for fabulous wedding finds!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    So inspiring for us brides!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    What a wonderfully, romantic story and I love that Etsy was included in the decor of the big event! Congratulations and many wishes of love and happiness! Thank you for sharing your story.

  • tamaradesigns

    tamaradesigns said 6 years ago

    So simple and yet so beautiful. Congratulations.

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 6 years ago

    ❤Beautiful! lovelovelove

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 6 years ago

    Lots of talent here on Etsy. So glad it made your day beautiful.

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story! Congratulations!!

  • TheTrendySparrow

    TheTrendySparrow said 6 years ago

    Great story! Congrats!

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Looks like everything turned out perfect!

  • Speak04

    Speak04 said 6 years ago

    Looks like the newlyweds had a great time at their gorgeous wedding! I was married in March. Etsy was such a great source of things for the wedding and inspiration for the things we couldn't afford for our $5500 wedding. I made many of things we used in the wedding and it made everything so much more enjoyable for me than it would have been if I'd gone with some package deal at one of the same places everyone else gets married at my city. Congrats to the happy couple!

  • SundayTreasures

    SundayTreasures said 6 years ago

    So special.......love the wedding creativity.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! congratulations!

  • WhiteEarthStudio

    WhiteEarthStudio said 6 years ago

    Best wishes to you both. Love all the unique touches you put together to create such a special wedding!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations and how beautfiul to have your wedding just the way you wanted it with all of these very unique and handmade touches. The wedding venue is beautiful.

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous finds, pictures and wedding!!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article - thank you for sharing your day with us!

  • WoodstockNYC

    WoodstockNYC said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, and allowing us to be a part of your special day. You look absolutely gorgeous. May married life treat you both very well!

  • elisawalshdesigns

    elisawalshdesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story! Congratulations to you!

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant said 6 years ago

    We need more stories such as this one! Thanks. Robin (aka GrannyGrant)

  • pasin

    pasin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article and finds. love them all.

  • BridalBeads

    BridalBeads said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding jewelry and accessories! I loved how it was all pulled together and photographed. Thank you for a wonderful article :)

  • AutumnJo

    AutumnJo said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous venue and wedding! I love the colors and Paloma's Nest ring bowls are seriously one of the best inventions ever! Congrats and best wishes on happy marriage :)

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the idea of having it at a vineyard. Thank you for sharing.

  • hempcouture

    hempcouture said 6 years ago

    gorgeous! Congratulations!

  • Customfabricflowers1

    Customfabricflowers1 said 6 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Customfabricflowers1

  • mudandtwig

    mudandtwig said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your marriage AND your article! Such gorgeous wedding photos...so great to see more and more people relying on etsy & local farmer's markets to buy gifts, furnish their homes, and embellish weddings! We're headed back in the right direction :) Wishing you continued happiness & success! xo-mud&twig

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    PharmacyBluonfarm said 6 years ago

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  • LadyLuLus

    LadyLuLus said 6 years ago

    Such a pretty/ romantic setting for a wedding! Congrats!

  • jubilee82

    jubilee82 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • martongriffith

    martongriffith said 6 years ago

    you guys look so happy together, that's so nice to see. and i think that the idea of forgoing the normal wedding accessories for handmade items on Etsy is a really wonderful idea too. congratulations on marrying your best buddy, that's awesome!

  • seafoamSAFARI

    seafoamSAFARI said 6 years ago

    I love a good etsy wedding!!

  • Suravi

    Suravi said 6 years ago

    awwww! I love this story!

  • ilikeitiloveit

    ilikeitiloveit said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful article. Not only with weddings but with everything....I tell everyone there is nothing that can't be found on etsy. If you want it, it's probably there. May you have many happy years together.

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful and creative wedding...sure to be remembered by all for years to come...

  • glassgifts

    glassgifts said 6 years ago

    I'd love to have another wedding ceremony so I can use ETSY this time! It's the Etsy way, isn't it? For all creative people who absolutely LOVE supporting other artists your wedding was the perfect venue to do so. I'm going to forward this to my friends too! Thank you for a wonderful story!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    another gorgeous wedding!! congrats!!

  • JewelsbytheC

    JewelsbytheC said 6 years ago

    Great photo of the two of you dancing...the happy couple! Congrats! Best wishes!

  • NatalieBriggs

    NatalieBriggs said 6 years ago

    Love the clutch purse!

  • aquacitrine

    aquacitrine said 6 years ago

    fabulous wedding! that sequined headband is so pretty :)

  • volarevia

    volarevia said 6 years ago

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your heartwarming story! Great picks, I love the wedding ring bearer and especially the photo bouquet. You just inspired me to put my mother's photo there. Although she can't be with me person, she is and will always be in my heart.

  • paisleyandplaidpaper

    paisleyandplaidpaper said 6 years ago

    I just loved your photos. They gave me such inspiration for designing new invitations and save-the-dates for my shop. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Abbystiques

    Abbystiques said 6 years ago

    I love it! What a success story... what would we do without ETSY?! :)

  • camilita

    camilita said 6 years ago

    Never thought that you could have an "Etsy Wedding". Great!

  • rocksamillion

    rocksamillion said 6 years ago

    Very lovely! It was such fun to see all your choices!

  • LoriCitsay

    LoriCitsay said 6 years ago

    Great story! My daughter got engaged a month ago so I love seeing how other "real" brides have done it!

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding! I love outdoor weddings :)

  • LKAdesign

    LKAdesign said 6 years ago

    I LOVE the idea of a vineyard wedding! I also want my wedding to be outside...I wonder if it would work here in Greece........Thanks for the inspiration!

  • CassiopiasCreations

    CassiopiasCreations said 5 years ago

    Very stunning pictures & ideas! Congrats!

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